First impressions of Lara Croft Temples and Tombs
As soon as you launch this slot, you hear a mysterious soundtrack that is particularly eerie when you see where the slot takes place. Set in a dark temple, you will see stone ruins and columns, including the statue of birds. It all feels a little creepy, as though someone could just jump out at you from the shadows.
In the centre of the screen are the reels, which are partially lit to enable you to see the symbols. Here you will find several of Lara Crofts belongings, such as her water bottle and rope, along with the character during her various exploits. There are also some ancient treasures, including a golden crocodile head mask that does nothing to help eliminate the eerie feeling you get from this slot.
Below the reels, the stone floor is carved into a circular shape and appears to be almost stage-like. It looks very much like a trap, but those familiar with Lara Croft know that she won’t let this stop her on her mission. The player panel is just above this, with several options, whilst the slot logo sits on top of the reels to the side of a large golden pot. This is the jackpot fund, with the minor, major and grand jackpot prizes shown just to its right.
As you spin the reels, the stone squares that house the symbols crash down, which creates anticipation. Any wins are met with the jangling of coins and occasionally Lara herself, who tells you how ‘incredible’ or ‘magnificent’ the prize is in her English accent. You will also hear her throughout the game, particularly during the free spins feature.
Lara Croft Temples and Tombs game theme
It is unlikely that you don’t know who Lara Croft is; however, if there is anyone out there who hasn’t heard of the adventurous heroine, this is for you. First seen in the Tomb Raider video game series, which began in 1996, Lara Croft quickly became a hugely popular character as one of the first adventurous female game leads. As an archaeologist, she searched for treasures whilst managing to fight off several unsavoury characters along the way. The game spawned more instalments and three films, two of which starred Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft and helped to catapult her onto the Hollywood A-List.
Lara Croft Temples and Tombs is actually Microgaming’s third slot based on the franchise, with Tomb Raider and Tomb Raider: Secret of the Sword coming before this instalment.
How to play Lara Croft Temples and Tombs slots
Before you press the large shiny spin button in the centre of the player panel, you should look at your betting options. This can be done by using the plus and minus icons and will enable you to set a minimum bet of 0.20 and a maximum of 20.00 per spin. If you like to place large stakes, you can just click onto the max bet option to select a 20.00 bet instantly.
On the right side of the panel are two options that help with the convenience of this slot. The autoplay option allows you to set between 10 and 100 automatic spins of the reels, which means you can sit back and watch as the reels - hopefully - fall in your favour. The other option relates to the lightning bolt icon, which is the turbo mode. This will let the reels spin at double the speed, which is great for those of you who are not particularly patient when waiting for the symbols to fall.
How to win at Lara Croft Temples and Tombs slots
On the far left of the player panel is an icon that will give you more options. The paytable tells you about each symbol and their worth. The prizes on show all relate to how much your current stake is set at, so it is worth bearing this in mind when you take a look.
It is refreshing to see a slot without playing card symbols, which seem to be included in the majority of slots on the market. Lara Croft Temples and Tombs instead has Lara’s belongings as the low payers. These include the water bottle, fire torch, medical kit and rope. Next are the two creepy golden head masks, followed by Lara in action. You will see Lara on her motorcycle, flying to the side mid-jump and pointing her gun, with a portrait shot of her looking deadly serious acting as the highest paying standard symbol.
Lara Croft Temples and Tombs bonus features
There are several exciting features in this slot, beginning with the wild symbol. This is represented by the golden scarab beetle, which appears on reels two, three and four only and will substitute for all other symbols.
Whenever a win is landed, the winning symbols will disappear and additional symbols will tumble down in their place. This Rolling Reels feature could mean that you land several wins with each spin, as the symbols are replaced to create more winning combinations. During this feature, wilds are collected in the golden jackpot pot that sits above the reels. The more wilds that can be collected during the Rolling Reels, the more chance you have of triggering one of the three jackpots.
This slot also has a multiplier trail, which can increase with each Rolling Reel. It begins with 1x during your initial spin; however, if you land a win and new symbols come into play, the multiplier will increase to 2x, then 3x and 5x should the Rolling Reels continue.
Free spins on Lara Croft Temples and Tombs slot
In addition to these great features, there is a Free Spins feature. This can be triggered by landing three of the Lara Croft book symbol on the reels, for which you will receive eight free spins. During this bonus, the multiplier trail will also increase, with an initial 3x increasing to 6x, 9x and 15x if the Rolling Reels work in your favour.
Payout ratio (or RTP) of Lara Croft Temples and Tombs slot
Lara Croft Temples and Tombs has a return to player (RTP) of 96.05 per cent.
Lara Croft Temples and Tombs game volatility
This slot is categorised as high variance. This means that whilst you may have to patient before landing a win, the prizes on offer are particularly impressive.
Lara Croft Temples and Tombs strategy and tips
Due to the random number generator (RNG) that slots use, there is no way to trick the game into letting you win. This ensures complete fairness as the reels fall, with no way to determine the outcome of any spin.
By playing the demo version of the slot before visiting a real money online casino, you can ensure that you become familiar with the slot and have less chance of being confused when faced with a decision during the game. Get to grips with the slot first and figure out the paytable and features. In this way, you will be comfortable playing for real when the time comes. It also ensures that you actually enjoy the slot before spending money on it.
Many slots include autoplay and/turbo mode, including Lara Croft Temples and Tombs. When playing the demo version, it doesn’t really pose any risk; however, if you are looking to play for real money, be careful when using these features. Both autoplay and turbo mode can cause you to play faster and for longer than you may have first anticipated; in some cases, this can cause you to lose more money than expected. Make use of the limits that you can often set to prevent you from missing out on a big win or incurring a potentially huge loss.
Lara Croft Temples and Tombs slot on mobile
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Games you might enjoy if you like Lara Croft Temples and Tombs
Action and adventure slots are very popular, with a wide range of titles available for those who like to go on a mission to find their treasure. If you enjoyed this slot and want to play more from this theme, you may also like Aztec Warrior Princess, Ecuador Gold, Temple Tumble Megaways, Ark of Mystery, Gonzo’s Quest, Agent Jane Blonde Returns and - of course - the initial Microgaming Tomb Raider and subsequent Tomb Raider Secret of the Sword slot.
Lara Croft Temples and Tombs FAQs
Is Lara Croft Temples and Tombs available to play for real money in New Zealand?
Yes, it is. Players can decide whether they want to play Lara Croft Temples and Tombs or a different Microgaming slot demo for free here at Online Slots NZ or whether to play using real money at one of the many online casinos.
Can I play Lara Croft Temples and Tombs in NZ$?
Yes, you can. This slot is available to play in several currencies, including the New Zealand dollar.
Which NZ casinos offer Lara Croft Temples and Tombs?
There are several online casinos where you can play Lara Croft Temples and Tombs using real money. These include Spin Palace Casino, G’Day Casino and Casino.com online casino.
Does Lara Croft Temples and Tombs have a free spins feature?
Yes, it does. The free spins feature can be triggered by landing three book symbols on the reels. You will then be given eight free spins, with the chance to retrigger and a multiplier of between 3x and 15x.
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